Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m., Van Buren County Quorum Court: Meetings of the Van Buren County Quorum Court are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Van Buren County Annex building off Highway 65 in Clinton.


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Thursday and Friday, July 20 & 21, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Todd Oliver & Friends: The Fairfield Bay Conference Center presents the second show in our summer series, Branson in the Bay. Todd Oliver will be performing his comedy/ventriloquist act, “Todd Oliver and Friends”, Thursday, July 20 and Friday 21 . This show is a family, friendly event which is being sponsored by the Fairfield Bay Community Foundation and will also be a fundraiser for the Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at door, Kids 6-12 $10 Kids under 6 FREE. For more info: Contact Wilba Thompson at 501-884-4202.


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Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Live Music at Archey Fork Park: Starting again on the 15th through the month of August every Saturday night the Clinton Advertisement and Promotion is hosting live music at Archey Fork Park music amphitheater!


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Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., Clinton City Council Meeting: Meetings of the Clinton City Council are held at the Municipal Airport off Hwy 16 East.


Upcoming Events


Aug. 5, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. SNYP Fundraiser Concert: Help support your local animal shelter by joining us. Bring out your chairs and/or blankets and have a good time! Opening Act: Southern Grass Headliner: Elvis Tribute artist, Tom Christopher from St. Louis! Admission: $10.00 per person. Tickets available at the park entrance & all proceeds benefit the SNYP (Spay and Neuter Your Pet) Clinton Animal Shelter. Contact Lori Treat at 501-339-7146 for more information.


Aug. 10, Dirty Bowl registration and sponsorship deadline (see below)


Aug. 12, 9 a.m. - Noon., Picking on the Square: Music on the Square is second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to Noon, acoustic music jam in the Clinton Square, by the courthouse, under the big tree. All acoustic instruments allowed, no microphones, no amps. Stop by and play or just to listen.


Aug. 26 – Sept. 3, 32nd Annual Chuckwagon Races: Join the 20,000 people estimated on hand to watch the excitement of World Championship Chuckwagon Racing. Visit for the day or camp on the Eoff Ranch. Contact Dan & Peggy Eoff at 501-745-5250 or 745-8407


Sept. 2, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Great Southern Stone Skipping Championship: Located on the banks of Greers Ferry Lake at the Fairfield Bay Marina this event is free for spectators and only $10 admission to compete. Bring your cooler (no glass) and soccer chairs for great family fun! Proceeds go to Arkansas Food bank for its member food pantries in Choctaw, Clinton, and Greers Ferry contact John Baker at 501 688-8850 for more information.


Sept. 9, 48th Annual Lake and River Clean Up:For nearly 50 years, the Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Association has sponsored a Lake & River Cleanup Event. This family-friendly, community activity has mobilized hundreds of volunteer individuals, church & school groups, and civic organizations to rally together to keep the treasured shores and waterways beautiful. This year, in celebration of our 47th anniversary, the event is even BIGGER and BETTER! Register at http://goseedoar.org/annual-lake-river-cleanup/


Sept. 10, 2 p.m., 2017 “Dirty Bowl” benefit football game: 100 percent of money raised from this event goes directly to addressing senior hunger in Van Buren County. The Dirty Farmers Market Greater Good Retreat is looking for sponsors, players and cheerleaders. Sponsors will receive their name in our program and this year players will be assigned a number on the back of their t-shirts so that our announcer can announce the business that sponsors each player and cheerleader. It will be a flag football game between the city of Clinton and the city of Fairfield Bay. Registration and sponsorship forms can be found at Main Street Florist, First Security Bank and Lulu Belle Boutique. Call Jackie 501-253-4716 for more information. Deadline for registration and sponsorship is Aug. 10.


Sept. 18 – 23, Van Buren County Fair celebrates its 80th anniversary: For eight decades, the fair has showcased the impressive talent and accomplishment of our agricultural community. Celebrate with our young farmers at the Livestock Show, plus browse booths from local businesses & organizations, local art, beauty pageants, photo contests, favorite fair foods, carnival rides, raffles, and some off-the-cuff fun! Contact Corrine Weatherly at 501-745-8100 for more information.


Sept. 30, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First Annual Roadkill Cook-Off: Challenging all chefs! Armadillo Alfredo or Possum Pizza, anyone? Wild Game Cook-off at Archey Fork Park in Clinton,Sept. 30, 2017 Announcing Clinton’s first annual Hwy 65 “Road kill” Wild Game Cook-off. Cash prizes for the top two places and people’s choice.


Oct. 7, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 10th Annual Chili King Cook-off: The Chili King Cook-off is held the first Saturday in October and is a fun filled day. There is a 5.00 charge at the gate that includes all you can eat chili while supplies last. Join us for this festival atmosphere complete with music, arts and crafts vendors, activities for the kids, and 20 plus different kinds of chili.